Donations at Feeding Avery Families

Feeding Avery Families, Inc. was established in 2005 and depends solely on donations, gifts, and grants to support its mission. It is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) publicly supported, non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Feeding Avery Families is grateful for the generous support of many churches, businesses, organizations and individuals. Support is provided through financial donations, food drives, materials, services and volunteer hours.

Since our food is purchased at highly discounted rates from MANNA FoodBank or donated by local grocery stores, churches and individuals, we provide enough food for seven meals with just a dollar donation.

In 2019, we distributed 506,000 pounds of food, enough for 460,000 individual meals – serving 1,300+ Avery County monthly with our Friday food markets at the Distribution Center, Community Food Pantries and Backpack Program (read more).

Want to volunteer? We need about 100 volunteers each week. Read all about our current needs and sign up.

To explore ways to assist Feeding Avery Families, please contact Dick Larson at 828-783-8506 or Also, read about volunteering with us.

To make a one time donation to support Feeding Avery Families, click below.

Donate now via Credit Card on PayPal.

To provide recurring financial support for Feeding Avery Families, click on the link below that corresponds the the amount of the monthly donation that you would like to make.

Financial donations can be mailed to:

Feeding Avery Families, Inc.
P.O. Box 1075
Banner Elk, NC 28604

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Fundraising Events
Support our annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser in August.

Thank You!
The following are among the many organizations that support Feeding Avery Families:

  • Amazon
  • 1st Page Marketing
  • All Saints Mission
  • Altamont United Methodist Church
  • AMY Wellness Foundation
  • Arbor Dale Presbyterian Church
  • Arthur Family Foundation
  • Avery County Rotary Club
  • Banner Elk Presbyterian Church
  • Banner Elk United Methodist Church
  • Beech Mountain Area Chamber of Commerce
  • BJ’s Resort Wear
  • Blue Ridge Academy
  • Books Books Books
  • Carolina Explorers Magazine
  • Chapel by the Lake – GG&CC
  • Community Foundation of WNC
  • Crossnore Presbyterian Church
  • Designer Fashion Direct
  • Dianne Davant Interiors
  • DJL Travel Planning
  • Dogwood Health Trust
  • Elk Park UMC
  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Food Lion – Banner Elk
  • Ginger Cake Recreation Club
  • Grandfather Community Foundation
  • Greater Joy Fellowship
  • Hickory Mechanical
  • High Country 365
  • High Country Charitable Foundation
  • High Country Health Foundation
  • Impeccable Pooch
  • Ingles – Newland
  • J.A.C.K.’S Glass, Inc
  • Jonas Ridge UMC
  • Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk
  • Lees McRae College
  • Lees McRae Staff Association
  • Linville Falls Community Church
  • Linville UMC
  • Lowes Foods at Tynecastle
  • Manna Food Bank
  • Mary E. Dooner Foundation
  • McKibbin & Kroening Family Charitable
  • Media Presbyterian Church
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • Mountainside Lutheran Church
  • Mt. Zion UMC
  • Network for Good
  • Newland UMC
  • Norwood Commercial Appliances, Inc.
  • PayPall Giving Fund
  • Phillip R. Myers Family Foundation
  • Pine Grove UMC of Spruce Pine
  • Quality Electric of Banner Elk
  • Rotary Club of Avery County
  • Russell L. Isenhour, CPA
  • Sotheby’s Realty
  • Temploe of the High Country Sisterhood
  • The GE Foundation
  • The Thoreson Foundation
  • Trading Post
  • Troy’s 105 Diner
  • US Charitable Gift Trust
  • VPC Builders
  • Wee Kirk Presbyterian Church
  • Williams YMCA of Avery County
  • Willow Branch Foundation
  • Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge